These regulations prescribe the amount of a penalty which may be imposed by an appropriate authority by virtue of section 115c or 115d of the social security administration act 1992 c5 the act the secretary of state or an authority administering housing benefit or council tax benefit are both appropriate authorities for the purpose of these sections by virtue of section 115c6 of . My lords i can confirm that in my view the statutory instrument is compatible with the european convention on human rights these regulations support the powers introduced by section 116 of the welfare reform act 2012 which allow both the secretary of state and local authorities to impose civil penalties in relation to benefit claims and awards in certain circumstances. Social security fraud facilitators will face harsher criminal penalties such as longer prison terms and increased fines because of a newly enacted federal law congress often asks us for input on legislative proposals that can help us carry out our mission to protect social securitys programs and beneficiaries. Council tax and benefits penalty and prosecution policy related policies welfare reform act 2012 social security administration act 1992 social security civil penalties regulations 2012 si 2012 1990 the council tax reduction schemes detection of fraud and enforcement england regulations 2013 . Explore books by sandra osborne with our selection at waterstonescom click and collect from your local waterstones or get free uk delivery on orders over gbp20
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